WASHINGTON, D.C. – At the end of the 10th day in President Trump’s impeachment trial, the Senate voted against having more witnesses.
Sen. Angus King said Friday it’s the only impeachment trial in U.S. history to end without any witnesses.
“I can’t imagine willfully voting to say ‘I don’t want to hear from witnesses,’ especially when you have one who says, ‘I was in the room, I was there, the president spoke to me directly and here’s what I have to say,’” King said on Friday before the vote was taken. “To me, that’s the most valuable evidence and we ought to get it, but it appears today, regrettably, that is not going to be the case.”
When the Senate voted Friday night regarding witnesses — Democrats did not have the 51 votes needed — putting an end to the effort to subpoena additional witnesses and documents. It also paves the way for an acquittal.
According to the Associated Press — exactly when the trial will end remains unclear.